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metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: Jun-2016
metadata.dc.creator: COSTA, Bárbara Elizabeth Teixeira
SANTOS, Orquídea Vasconcelos dos
CORRÊA, Nádia Cristina Fernandes
FRANÇA, Luiz Ferreira de
Title: Comparative study on the quality of oil extracted from two tucumã varieties using supercritical carbon dioxide
Citation: COSTA, Bárbara Elizabeth Teixeira et al. Comparative study on the quality of oil extracted from two tucumã varieties using supercritical carbon dioxide. Food Science and Technology (Campinas), Campinas, v. 36, n. 2, p. 322-328, abr./jun. 2016. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 28 jun. 2017. Epub 31-Maio-2016. <>.
Abstract: The vast Amazon region has considerable territorial peculiarities and plant species diversity, sometimes from the same botanical family, which can exhibit significant differences in physicochemical properties. From this diversity, two species stand out – Amazonas tucumã (Astrocaryum aculeatum Meyer) and Pará tucumã (Astrocaryum vulgare Mart.). The research focus is to analyze, comparatively, these oleaginous fruits, their similarities, particularities and potentials regarding the oil quality extracted from two tucumã varieties from the states of Amazonas and Pará, obtained using supercritical carbon dioxide, under different extraction parameters. The results demonstrate the biometric particularities of each species, highlighting the Amazon fruit, which also showed higher oil yield using supercritical CO2 extraction. The fatty acid quality and profile aspects of the oils show their unsaturated predominance, considering carotenoid content and how the extraction temperature can influence the nutritional quality of the oils. The statistical analyses indicated that the Amazon tucumã oil is superior to the Pará tucumã oil. However, in terms of added value both oils have potential applications in various industrial segments.
Keywords: Óleo de tucumã
Dióxido de carbono
Propriedades físico-químicas
Astrocaryum aculeatum
Astrocaryum vulgare
Frutos oleaginosos
Series/Report no.: Food Science and Technology (Campinas)
ISSN: 0101-2061 Brasil
Publisher: Universidade Federal do Pará
metadata.dc.publisher.initials: UFPA
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
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